Restorative Dentist in Red Bank, NJ

Fillings, Inlays, Onlays, Crowns

Even when we practice good oral hygiene, our mouths are home to hundreds of types of bacteria. While many of these bacteria are benign, a select few cause decay that damage teeth and creates holes called cavities. This bacterial infection is called caries. When left untreated, these cavities can cause pain, weakened tooth structure, abscesses and eventual tooth loss. Fortunately, decay can be removed and repaired. To eliminate decay with fillings, crowns and other restorative dental treatments, call Heidi at Red Bank Smiles in Red Bank, NJ to schedule an appointment.

Tooth Restoration Options

After a careful examination of the affected tooth, Dr. Klayman will use a numbing agent to ensure you don’t feel any pain. Decay will then be removed, and the resulting hole will be properly shaped to prepare for filling materials.

Once this process is complete, several methods may be used to repair the tooth, including:

  • Fillings: Fillings are available in two main types: composite and amalgam, or metal. The type of filling material used will be determined by your specific needs, although each has unique benefits. Composite fillings offer a more natural look that matches your existing teeth, while amalgam material resists wear and is appropriate for larger fillings.
  • Inlays: In some cases, the hole that remains after decay has been removed is too large for repair with a filling. When this situation occurs, an inlay may be used. Crafted by a highly skilled technician, an inlay is placed in the tooth to strengthen it and restore its appearance.
  • Onlays: Similar to inlays, onlays are fitted into the affected tooth. However, onlays replace one or more of the biting peaks of a back tooth, making them ideal for larger holes.
  • Crowns: When decay causes significant damage to the structure of a tooth, a crown provides a simple solution. The crown sits atop the tooth to return its normal shape and size and can be created in a color to match the surrounding teeth.

Dental Restoration in Monmouth County

With experienced restoration dentistry from the team at Red Bank Smiles, you can enhance your oral health, improve the appearance of your teeth and eliminate discomfort. Schedule an appointment today at 180 River Rd in Red Bank, NJ 07701 for dental care that focuses on the whole patient and makes your comfort a top priority.

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